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COSTS BUDGETS: The gift that keeps on giving

25 September 2017  

Paul Jones outlines the latest decision which concerns hourly rates

Of all the reforms implemented by Jackson LJ, costs budgets is the issue that continues to give judges and practitioners the biggest headaches. From the chaos created by the Court of Appeal’s decisions over relief from sanctions to recent decisions regarding the interplay between costs budgets and detailed assessment, the issue is one which continues to create problems for all concerned. The recent decision in RNB v London Borough of Newham [2017] is a classic case in point.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 792

    RNB v London Borough of Newham [2017] EWHC B15 (Costs)